Bayern Munich Vs. Chelsea, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final: All Bayern Early But Chelsea Are Trying to Attack

There's no doubt early that Chelsea are not intending to play the ultra-defensive style that got them past Barcelona in the semifinal. The Blues attacked more in the first 10 minutes than they did the entire 120 minutes against Barca, and we saw quickly why that's a risky proposition.

The first time the Blues really pushed forward, Bayern were able to gain possession and quickly counter down the wing with Arjen Robben. He easily turned Ashley Cole inside out, but fortunately for Chelsea fans, Robben's shot went well over the goal, not bothering Petr Cech in the least.

It's far to early to tell how the more attacking minded setup with affect Chelsea, but at least it's a more entertaining setup that what we saw in their semi.

Mario Gomez got his first chance in the 13th minute after redirecting a finely placed cross from Franck Ribery just wide of the net.

We' ll have live coverage and updates throughout the game in our 2012 UEFA Champions League Final StoryStream. For more on Bayern, head over to Bayern Munich blog Bavarian Football Works. For more on the Blues, check out Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History. For more on the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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